When Should You Repair Your Air Conditioner and When Should You Replace It

July 12, 2016

Your AC is working away through another Tulsa summer and all of sudden your cool air stops coming out. You call an A/C system professional to come over and take a look and before it’s over you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny for the repair. So when do you call it a day and just change out your current A/C equipment?

Age

Naturally the older your system gets, the more it’s likely to breakdown and lose efficiency. A/C systems over eight years old are now much less efficient than the current energy-efficient equipment available today. Furthermore, if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you are probably going to invest more money over time to keep it operating than if you just bought a new, energy-efficient air conditioning system.

Money

To piggyback on the above theme, ultimately it’s going to cost more to buy parts and fix issues than it would to just invest in a new A/C. Another thing to keep in mind is R-22, the typical refrigerant for old air conditioning equipment, is being discontinued for the well-being of the environment. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010, you will most likely see a jump in the cost of your refrigerant until you upgrade your equipment.

Efficiency

Engineering is always advancing and with that comes more energy-efficient air conditioning equipment. Systems now tend to cost less to operate because they are able to cool the home more efficiently, saving you money on your utility bills – and who doesn’t enjoy that?

To set-up your no-charge in-home estimate to replace your current inefficient air conditioning system, call Jack Nelson Service Experts at 918-212-8927. We will pay you a visit, inspect your current cooling system, and review all of your options with you so you can make the best selection for your home. For more information about if now is the ideal time to upgrade, download our free Home Heating and Cooling for Dummies eBook.

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